East and West Germans disagree on the state of internal unity | ZEIT ONLINE

East Germans assess the state of the internal unity of the country much more critical
as West Germans. This resulted in an Emnid survey for
Picture on Sunday. For 60
Percent of East Germans has the relationship between people
not improved in the two parts of the country since reunification
(38 percent) or even worsened (22 percent). Only 33 percent of
East Germans find that people are
from West and East have come closer.
 The mood in West Germans is exactly the opposite: 60 percent
find that East and West have come closer. Only ten
Percent find that the
Populations became stranger, 22 percent see no change
since the reunification. A
 The majority of East Germans (56 percent) also accuse West Germans of arrogance
 in front. Only 27 percent do not think that the West Germans their
Compatriots in the east from above
to treat. In the west, 25 percent recognize a snooty behavior
compared to the East, 64 percent do not see it that way. significant
 There are also differences in the assessment of East Germans. 39
Percent of West Germans hold the East Germans with a view to the
Reunion and the
Building the East for too ungrateful, 54 percent do not feel that way. Both
East Germans think only 19 percent that they are for reconstruction
should be more grateful to their country, the vast majority of 73
Percent does not think so. East German
 are hardly represented in management positions. "That still 70 percent
of the leading positions in the east are occupied by West Germans
People are angry, "said the Saxon
Minister of Integration Petra Köpping (SPD). The introduction of an East rate for leadership positions
in economics, politics and administration reject both West and East Germans
from. In the East, approval is 39 percent
(Rejection: 49 percent). In the West, 63 percent do not want an Eastern quota
(Approval: 22 percent).
 Green parliamentary leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt calls for a
increased promotion of East Germans. Any new federal agency or
Research institution in her opinion, in the future
be settled in East Germany. The federal government must have top functions in
 Government and authorities consistently occupy with people from the East.
"That would be an important signal that shows the East Germans: they belong
really. "For
 the survey has Emnid on September 27, 2018 505 representative
interviewed selected people.
    About the uncertainties of surveys
Representative surveys are always subject to errors. It can be assumed that the actual value is very likely to be in the range of one to three percentage points above or below the final measured values. The corridor of this statistical error is now shown in our graphs on election surveys.
The results are always based on sample surveys. These usually only cover specific parts of the population (for example, people with a landline telephone connection or Internet users). Some potential participants are negative and do not even want to be questioned. Questions are sometimes misunderstood and not always answered honestly. For example, in response to previous surveys. However, to calculate a general picture of opinion across all population groups, the demos must compensate for missing readings and assumed inaccuracies and rebalance the numbers available. These (usually not transparent) formulas differ in the institutions and therefore lead to different statements.
Poll values ​​are always snapshots. More than a rough tendency for an opinion can not be derived from this. Even if the statements and calculations at the time of publication of the survey are close to reality, it is still unclear whether, for example, the voters questioned at that time later actually cast their vote or rescheduled at short notice.
Further background information about our handling of election surveys can be found in our transparency blog Glashaus.


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